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Lectures on Gas Theory

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One of the great masterpieces of theoretical physics, this classic work contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases that is still relevant today, nearly 100 years after its first publication. Although the modifications of quantum mechanics have rendered some parts of the work obsolete, many of the topics dealt with still yield to the classical-mechanics approach outlined by Boltzmann; moreover, a variety of problems in aerodynamics, nuclear reactors, and thermonuclear power generation are best solved by Boltzmann's famous transport equation.

The work is divided into two parts: Part I deals with the theory of gases with monatomic particles, whose dimensions are negligible compared to the mean free path. Topics include molecules as elastic spheres and as centers of force, external forces and visible motions of the gas and the repelling force between molecules. Part II covers van der Waals' theory, the principles of general mechanics needed for a gas theory, gases with compound molecules, derivation of van der Waals' equation by means of the virial concept, theory of dissociation and supplements to the laws of thermal equilibrium in gases with compound molecules.

Combining rigorous mathematical analysis with pragmatic treatment of physical and chemical applications, Lectures on Gas Theory was the standard work on kinetic theory in the first quarter of the 20th century. It remains "one of the greatest books in the history of exact sciences." ― Mark Kac.

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Reprint of the U. of California Press original of 1964.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One of the great masterpieces of theoretical physics and standard work on kinetic theory.

Synopsis:

A masterpiece of theoretical physics, this classic contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases. It combines rigorous mathematic analysis with a pragmatic treatment of physical and chemical applications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486684550
Translator:
Brush, Stephen G.
Author:
Brush, Stephen G.
Author:
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Author:
Physics
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Molecular Physics
Subject:
Kinetic theory of gases
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Physics-Classical Mechanics
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.17 lb

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A masterpiece of theoretical physics, this classic contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases. It combines rigorous mathematic analysis with a pragmatic treatment of physical and chemical applications.
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